Improving the Science of Rehabilitation, Disability, and Independent Living
Membership in the DRRC is open to all non-profit organizations with an interest in disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research.
The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) is a coalition of national non-profit organizations committed to improving the science of medical rehabilitation, disability, and independent living. The DRRC seeks to maximize the return on the federal investment in the field with the goal of improving the ability of Americans with disabilities to live and function as independently as possible. The coalition plays a leadership role in increasing and leveraging federal resources devoted to medical rehabilitation, disability, and independent living research.
Recent Advocacy Efforts
- July 14 – Letter to Energy & Commerce Committee: Need for Collection of Disability Status Data in Equity and Public Health Legislation.
- May 26 – Letter to Congressional Appropriators: Request for FY 2022 Funding Increase to NIDILRR; Dedicated Funding for ICDR.
- May 5 – Letter to Congress: Support for “Triple A” Study Act.
- April 12 – Letter to NIH: Comments on Diversity and Inclusion Request for Information.
- March 15 – Letter to NINDS: Comments on Draft NINDS Strategic Plan for 2021-2026.
- February 19 – Letter to COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force: Summary Recommendations to Combat COVID-19 Disparities with a Comprehensive Research Agenda on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation.